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Connections between neurons performing similar tasks shows how brain circuits are wired

Even the simplest networks of neurons in the brain are composed of millions of connections, and examining these vast networks is critical to understanding how the brain works. An international team of researchers, led by R. Clay Reid, Wei Chung … Continue reading

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Complex learning dismantles barriers in the brain

Biology lessons teach us that the brain is divided into separate areas, each of which processes a specific sense. But findings to be published in eLife show we can supercharge it to be more flexible. Scientists at the Jagiellonian University … Continue reading

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Networks of the Brain

Over the last decade, the study of complex networks has expanded across diverse scientific fields. Increasingly, science is concerned with the structure, behavior, and evolution of complex systems ranging from cells to ecosystems. In Networks of the Brain, Olaf Sporns … Continue reading

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Brain Anatomical Network and Intelligence

Intuitively, higher intelligence might be assumed to correspond to more efficient information transfer in the brain, but no direct evidence has been reported from the perspective of brain networks. In this study, we performed extensive analyses to test the hypothesis … Continue reading

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Dynamic reorganization of brain functional networks during cognition

How cognition emerges from neural dynamics? The dominant hypothesis states that interactions among distributed brain regions through phase synchronization give a basis for cognitive processing. Such phase synchronized networks are transient and dynamic, established on the timescale of milliseconds in order to perform … Continue reading

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Creative Cognition and Brain Network Dynamics.

Creative thinking is central to the arts, sciences, and everyday life. How does the brain produce creative thought? A series of recently published papers have begun to provide insight into this question, reporting a strikingly similar pattern of brain activity and connectivity across … Continue reading

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Pigeons better at multitasking than Humans

Pigeons are capable of switching between two tasks as quickly as humans — and even more quickly in certain situations. These are the findings of biopsychologists who had performed the same behavioral experiments to test birds and humans. The authors … Continue reading

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Child Abuse Can Impair Brain Wiring

McGill researchers report those who suffer from traumatic experiences during childhood, like severe abuse, show significant abnormalities in the structure and cell function in the anterior cingulate cortex, an area of the brain associated with emotion and mood regulation. Researchers … Continue reading

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Brain networks for Social Cognition

By studying rhesus monkeys, researchers have identified a brain network dedicated to processing social interactions — a discovery that offers tantalizing clues to the origins of our ability to understand what other people are thinking. Scientists call our ability to … Continue reading

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How our understanding of the Brain could be wrong

Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of the past 200 years has been to link its functions to different brain regions or even individual neurons (brain cells). But recent … Continue reading

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